What are the important events that happened on November 27? Here are historical events, facts, and some myths about this day.
November 27: Facts & Myths About This Day
November 27 is the 331st day of the year 2021 in the Gregorian calendar. There are 34 days remaining until the end of this year. The day of the week is Saturday.
Under the Julian calendar, this day is November 14, 2021 – a Saturday. Both day of the week are the same but did you notice the difference with the Gregorian calendar?
When this day started, 1,637,971,200 seconds has elapsed since midnight of January 1, 1970 – the Unix epoch.
Strange as it may, if we name this day after a polygon then it will be called ‘trihectatriacontahenagon’ day.
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Sagittarius is the zodiac sign of a person born on this day. Topaz is the modern birthstone for this month. Pearl is the mystical birthstone from Tibetan origin that dates back over a thousand years.
According to the lunisolar Chinese calendar, there are 66 days remaining before the start of the next Chinese New Year.
The ancient Maya civilization believes that the end of the world will happen on December 21, 2012. There are now 3,263 days since this fabled cataclysmic event.
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November 27 Historical Events
The first Eddystone Lighthouse is destroyed in the Great Storm of 1703.
Adoption of Constitution of the Kingdom of Poland.
St. Catherine Laboure experiences a vision of the Blessed Virgin standing on a globe, crushing a serpent with her feet, and emanating rays of light from her hands.
The Coup of 1856 leads to Luxembourg’s unilateral adoption of a new, reactionary constitution.
Spain declares a protectorate over the north shore of Morocco.
World War II: An explosion at a Royal Air Force ammunition dump at Fauld, Staffordshire kills seventy people.
The Provisional IRA assassinates Ross McWhirter, after a press conference in which McWhirter had announced a reward for the capture of those responsible for multiple bombings and shootings across England.
Avianca Flight 203, a Boeing 727, explodes in mid-air over Colombia, killing all 107 people on board and three people on the ground. The Medellín Cartel claimed responsibility for the attack.
For the second time in a year, military forces try to overthrow president Carlos Andres Perez in Venezuela.
Pope John Paul II returns the relics of Saint John Chrysostom to the Eastern Orthodox Church.
Who were born on November 27?
Robert Livingston, negotiated the Louisiana Purchase from France (d. 1813)
David Merrick, American stage producer (d. 2000)
Alexander Dubček, Slovak politician (d. 1992)
Alekos Alexandrakis, Greek actor (d. 2005)
Gail Sheehy, American writer
Charlie Benante, American drummer (Anthrax)
Shane Embury, British guitarist/bassist (Napalm Death)
Patricia Zentilli, Canadian actress
Matthew Taylor, English footballer
Alison Pill, Canadian actress
Who died on November 27?
Nakagawa Hidemasa, Japanese samurai commander (b. 1568)
Nicolae Iorga, Romanian writer and politician (b. 1871)
Arthur Honegger, French-born Swiss composer (b. 1892)
John Carradine, American actor (b. 1906)
Fernando Lopes-Graça, Portuguese composer and musicologist (b. 1906)
Alain Peyrefitte, French politician and author (b. 1925)
Yasuhiro Kojima, wrestler (b. 1937)
Bebe Moore Campbell, American author (b. 1950)
Sean Taylor, American football player (b. 1983)
Irvin Kershner, American director (b. 1923)
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